Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrósio on Her New Show and Favorite Workouts
One particular Victoria’s Secret Angel is taking flight in the fashion world — and it’s not just because she can really strut her stuff in lingerie (although, let’s face it, she’s pretty amazing at doing that, too).
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Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrósio, who will be rocking the blinged-out Dream Angels Fantasy Bra (worth $2 million!) at this year's Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on December 9, is dead-set on ending 2014 year with a bang. In addition to ruling the runway for the popular televised event, the 33-year-old mother of two will also be judging a new online series “Model Turned Superstar,” where 120 aspiring models will compete for a $1 million cash prize and a Hollywood acting contract. If that’s not enough, Ambrósio is also expanding her ále by Alessandra line with a sizzling swimwear collection.
Is there anything this brunette beauty can’t do? FOX News Magazine chatted with Ambrósio about “Model Turned Superstar,” expanding her designing career, and the one beauty trick that makes her look extra heavenly. And below that, be sure to check out some of Ambrósio’s sultriest looks from over the years below:
FNM: Why was it important for you to become involved with ‘Model Turned Superstar?’
AA: I always remembered all those little secrets that other models gave me when I was just starting out. Therefore, I wanted to pass on the love and share my knowledge with up-and-coming models, helping them out.
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FNM: In your opinion, how is ‘Model Turned Superstar’ different from any other reality TV show that’s out there?
AA: The contestants come from all over the world, and the winning package is not only giving them a jumping board in the modeling industry, but also one in the film industry.
FNM: After watching ‘Model Turned Superstar,’ it's pretty clear you're a seasoned world traveler. Which is your favorite beach in the world?
AA: I always love going back to my hometown in Brazil since my family is there. The beaches there also hold so many great memories.
FNM: You’ve mentioned in a previous interview that you didn’t exercise until about age 21 when you joined Victoria’s Secret. Nowadays, which is your favorite workout routine?
AA: As a mom, most of my exercise comes from chasing after my children (laughs). But joking aside, I really enjoy Pilates, Ballet Beautiful, and Barry’s Bootcamp.
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FNM: How do you prepare physically and mentally to look and feel amazing before a runway show?
AA: I like to meditate before any show and release any excess stress. I train all year long, so I don’t usually do any special physical preparations before fashion shows.
FNM: What's your runway secret to looking your best in lingerie?
AA: It’s all about being confident.
FNM: And what about any beauty tricks we should know?
AA: My number one beauty rule is to stay hydrated. Hydrated skin always glows.
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FNM: What was your most shocking Victoria’s Secret modeling moment?
AA: I can’t recall any shocking moments, but probably the most exciting moment was when I was told that I would be wearing the (coveted) Fantasy Bra a couple years ago.
FNM: What are three things few people know about you?
AA: I am an open book, so I’m not sure if there is anything that people don’t know about me (laughs). I love to eat fries; my mantra is ‘Forever on Vacation’; and I love to relax at home with my family and friends.
FNM: What’s next for you?
AA: I am launching my ále by Alessandra swimwear brand this month. The collection is inspired by my Brazil-bohemia-meets-Malibu-chic lifestyle. With 75 different styles in one-piece and two-piece separates, there is something for everyone.